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The story of the gold rush’s impacts at Fort Langley National Historic Site

In this episode of our Gold Rush Trail storyteller series, we are introduced to Fort Langley National Historic Site interpreter Christa Hanson. Christa explains the story of Hudson Bay Company worker Samuel Robertson, who along with his friend Pete, snuck away from their boat building jobs at Fort Langley in search of gold. With no luck, the pair tried their hand at other endeavours and ended up striking it rich after opening one of the first coffee shops along the Gold Rush Trail! During the gold rush, the Fort saw an influx of around 30,000 people all trying to work and live in unison. Find out more for yourself by visiting Fort Langley this Thanksgiving long weekend! Visit https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/langley for hours and info, and for other heritage sites along the Gold Rush Trail, visit https://goldrushtrail.ca/experiences/museums-heritage-sites/